Ellen Alberding

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Position: President

Organization: The Joyce Foundation

Location: Chicago, IL

Ellen Alberding

Ellen Alberding is a co-convener of the Governance and Fiduciary Responsibility Work Group.

Ellen S. Alberding is president of the Joyce Foundation, which has assets of $750 million and makes grants of approximately $30 million annually to projects that affect the Midwest. Before becoming president, she served as the foundation's program officer and its director of portfolio investments. Ms. Alberding was recently a member of the Public Trust Task Force for the Donors Forum of Chicago. She has also been treasurer of Grantmakers in the Arts, a national organization of arts grantmakers; a member of the Cultural Advisory Board for the City of Chicago; a member of the Governor's Early Learning Council; and president of the Chicago Park District pension fund. She was trustee of the Aon Funds until 2003 and of the Chicago Music and Dance Theatre from 1993 to 1995. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Brown University and a master's from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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